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FAI is a non-interactive system to install, customize and manage Linux systems

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What is FAI?

FAI, Fully Automatic Installation, is a non-interactive system to install, customize and manage Linux systems and software configurations on computers as well as virtual machines and chroot environments, from small networks to large-scale infrastructures like clusters and cloud environments.

It's a tool for unattended mass deployment of Linux. You can take one or more virgin PC's, turn on the power, and after a few minutes, the systems are installed, and completely configured to your exact needs, without any interaction necessary.


Installs and updates Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, SUSE, ... Centralized deployment and configuration management Installs virtual machines using KVM, XEN or VirtualBox and Vserver Easy set up of software RAID and LVM Full remote control via ssh during installation Integrated disaster recovery system Every stage can be customized via hooks

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  • Developed byFAI team
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It's just great. I've installed a lot of computer using FAI.

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